• Speech - Financial Services And The Modern Economy
  • Tonight's not the night for a really detailed speech but I do want to spend a little bit of time talking briefly about the Government's approach to the big challenges and opportunities we are confronting, nationally and internationally.
  • August 07, 2008

  • Speech - Modern Federalism Not Creeping Centralism
  • There is perhaps no more appropriate place for me to speak about the Government’s ambitious reforms to federalism than here at the Institute. Not only are you some of the very, very few people who understand what ‘vertical fiscal balance’ and ‘horizontal fiscal equalisation’ are – you are part of an even more select group that actually relish an opportunity to talk about these things, over eggs and coffee. Which is not surprising, given how in...
  • July 30, 2008

  • Speech - Closer Economic Relations For The Future
  • Having reached this symbolically significant 25 year milestone, I'd like to reflect a little on the important political, social, economic and – most importantly – sporting ties between our two nations.
  • July 18, 2008